Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.”
The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. Black Violin has shared stages with top names including Kayne West, Aerosmith and Tom Petty, and has creatively collaborated with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, and have performed for more than 100,000 students in North America and Europe in the past 12 months, including the featured musical act for the Blue Ribbon Festival at the Music Center in Los Angeles, CA where they performed for 19,000 fifth grade students from the Greater Los Angeles area over a 3 day period.
The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music, and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.Black Violin is Co-Presented by Black Arts MKE and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Students from Latino Arts Strings, Hmong American Peace Academy and St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church will be joining Black Violin on stage for a special performance for our audience.
A special post show reception for the students, their families and members of the show has been generously sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Mr. & Mrs. Najeeb.
Fleming's of Milwaukee is located in the heart of Brookfield, just 10 miles west of downtown Milwaukee. Stop in for a drink and select from a list of 100 wines by the glass. Then stay to enjoy an impressive menu inspired by a passion for steak and wine, featuring chef-recommended selections such as the new Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye.
15665 W. Bluemound Rd.
"America's *1st* Brazilian Steakhouse" - Since 1995 Rodizio Grill has pioneered a new style of dining and made eating a whole new experience.
777 N. Water St.
Established in March of 1976, Saz’s State House is where it all began for Saz’s Hospitality Group. Over the past four decades, Steve Sazama’s original vision for a first-rate restaurant and sports bar has grown into a destination restaurant with a loyal following. As evidenced by a collection of awards resulting from community nominations, Saz’s State House continues to proudly serve the community both in and outside of the expanded restaurant walls. Featuring favorites like its signature award-winning BBQ Baby Back Ribs, BBQ Pork Sandwich, and festival-favorite Signature Sampler Combo with Mozzarella Marinara, Sour Cream & Chive Fries and All Natural Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds, the State House also boasts a robust event schedule, seasonal specials, private event space, and complimentary shuttles to and from many Milwaukee sporting events.
Saz's State House
5539 W. State St.
A shining example of true Art Deco style, the Ambassador Hotel and its restaurant, The Fitz, provide an urban oasis near the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The Fitz features a menu of bold, creative flavors, crafted with influences from yesteryear by the culinary expertise of award winning Chef Jason Gorman. The Fitz offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, each of which celebrates the rich history of the hotel with Gorman's contemporary take on the classics.
The Fitz Restaurant
2308 W. Wisconsin Ave.
The SafeHouse is Milwaukee’s iconic spy themed destination providing a safe haven to the world’s surreptitious spies for 50 years. Spies are invited to rendezvous over our spycialty eats, crafty cocktails, and cold war era vibes. There is something for spies of all ages to enjoy during the day, while after 8pm bona fides (ID’s) are required for entry. Yes, a password is required to enter. No, we cannot divulge it. But as soon as you pass a fun clearance test to prove you’re a friendly operative, you enter a spy’s haven and den of global espionage and entertainment!
779 N. Front St.
Oct. 28, 2017 7:30 PM
929 N Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202